A New Season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery

Venice, Palazzo Cini. La Galleria

The new season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery will begin on 21 April thanks to the continuing partnership with Assicurazioni Generali. Housed in the Palazzo Cini, a stately home on the Grand Canal, the Gallery has its
own precious art collection, which was put together by Vittorio Cini. On view on the first floor, there are paintings, sculptures and art objects, representative of the history of Italian art from the 13th to the 16th centuries and reflecting Vittorio Cini’s personal collecting taste, while this year the second floor will host two temporary exhibitions.

The reopening of the Palazzo Cini will be marked by the inauguration of a contemporary show entitled Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, this exhibition of works by internationally renowned artist and photographer Vik Muniz will run on the second floor of the Gallery until 24 July.

In autumn a second exhibition will be staged in the same second-floor rooms. Curated by Maria Ida Biggi, the Director of the Institute of Theatre and Opera, it will feature the actress Lyda Borelli, Vittorio Cini’s wife.

This year there will more Art Conversations, a series of meetings conceived to provide members of the public with the opportunity to converse with art historians and other experts invited to retell the history of the Palazzo Cini and its collections.

On 29 May, the new Palazzo Cini Gallery catalogue will be presented in the Sala Barbantini at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Edited by Andrea Bacchi and Andrea De Marchi, La Galleria di Palazzo Cini is the result of painstaking research involving numerous scholars and specialists.